The beautiful Pratap Vilas Palace, built during the rule of His Royal
Highness Jam Ranjitsinhji, is a distinct place to visit for a variety
of reasons. It has European architecture with Indian carvings that
give it a totally distinct appeal. It was built as a mimic of Victoria
Memorial Building of Calcutta but the domes built on it are according
to Indian architecture, out of which 3 domes are made of glass. Carvings
of creepers, flowers, leaves, birds and animals on the columns make the
palace lively. Damage in the 2001 earthquake has caused a costly loss
of some parapets, and the separation of some upper walls at the roof level
in some corners.
The Palace opens from10am to 5 pm.